To know God's love, to show God's love

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Responding to … the Lord’s Prayer Ban

Just before Christmas the Church of England produced a 60 second advert as part of their Just Pray campaign, showing people reciting the Lord’s Prayer. The media company that represents the majority of the UK’s cinemas refused to show it on the grounds that it might cause “offence”. What does this say about the society we…

We are heirs

Today we consider what it means to be an heir in Christ, particularly in light of the difficulty of translating the full force of the expression that Paul uses to describe that great privilege. But Paul also seeks in increase our assurance by introducing a subject that is often troubling – predestination. What does it…

Expect the Unexpected – Part 2

Our LifeGroups are working through a study guide on the book of Judges called, “Judges – The Flawed and the Flawless” by Tim Keller. This evening we’re thinking about the secondhalf of the second study – Expect the Unexpected – in Judges 4 and 5, reflecting on the unique leadership of Deborah, the humble courage of…

We are blessed

Do we think of Christianity as no more than the immediate crises we face, the particular temptations we are fighting, the specific conflict that’s spoiling the unity of our church? Has that become the limit of our vision? Is Christianity no more than that to us? Some people leave the church, telling themselves they can…

Responding to … Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke is a name that is familiar to many evangelicals in the UK. He has been, for many years, a prominent figure in the ‘evangelical’ church. He made his profession of faith at the age of 14, served as an assistance pastor for four years in Tonbridge Baptist Church in Kent and founded a Christian Charity called Oasis which…

A Letter to Ephesus

We’re going to try to frame our study of this remarkable letter by thinking about how it is addressed. It comes from … Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God Which betrays Paul’s understanding of himself, his purpose, his reason to live – and all of it is traced back to God.…